Rose, McCurdy advance to runoff election to fill suspended Orlando commissioner Regina Hill's vacated seat

Voters in Orlando's District 5 went to the polls on Tuesday for a special election to fill the seat formerly held by suspended Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill. 

Hill is currently accused of defrauding a 96-year-old woman out of $100,000 and faces seven criminal charges.


Seven candidates were running for her seat. With 100% of the precincts reporting, no one candidate garnered enough votes to avoid a runoff election.

Shaniqua "Shan" Rose earned 25% of the vote, while Travaris McCurdy won 23%. The two will face each other in a runoff election on June 18.

The person elected to fill Hill's seat will serve District 5 until either the criminal case against Hill is resolved or the current term ends.